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Open Access Resources
Open Access resources are available in full text online, accessible for free, and have much more relaxed copyright and licensing restrictions than do traditional academic database resources. Resources indexed on this page do not require usernames, passwords, or payment!
The Digital Commons Network contains peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters, dissertations, working papers, conference proceedings, and other original scholarly work from colleges and universities worldwide.
DOAB is a single search tool providing the free full text of open access academic books.
DOAJ is a single search tool for open access scientific and scholarly articles available online. Most every subject is included.
SuperSearch + EBSCO Open Access Journals
Resource in development - coming soon! Discover open access content using the familiar interface of SuperSearch. No password needed.
Elsevier Open Access Journals are peer-reviewed and free for everyone to read and download. Subjects include economics, psychology, medicine, nursing, and social sciences.
IEEE Access is "an interdisciplinary, applications-oriented, all-electronic archival publication continuously presenting the results of original research or development across all of IEEE's fields of interest."
OMICS Group publishes over 300 online open access scholarly journals in the fields of science, engineering, management and technology. Journals need to be searched individually.
The Directory of Open Access Repositories (OpenDOAR) is a free, searchable directory of college and university digital repositories.
The Public Library of Science (PLOS) is well-known in the science and medical communities for their open access peer-reviewed journals. Select each journal name to search within it.
PQDT Open provides free full text of open access dissertations and theses in PDF format.
PMC is a "free full text archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature at the U.S. National Institutes of Health's National Library of Medicine (NIH/NLM)."
Sage Open is an open access journal that publishes peer-reviewed articles on a wide range of topics, including social and behavioral sciences and the humanities.